There is information from the US military that their supported mercenaries in the region (YPG) have withdrawn, and that some emplacements were destroyed but this must still be confirmed, according to Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar.
The Catch 22 behind the curtain is for Turkey to create an independent Kurdistan outside Turkey away from where the Euphrates and Tigris spring.
Iraq, Iran and Syria already gave the Kurdish people living within their Western (British and French) drawn borders autonomy. But for some reason Ankara does not want these Kurdish people to live within their borders.
In Iraq, Mosul is the Kurdish capital, while in Syria, Kobani is planned to emerge as their main capital to be for the Turkish Kurdish people living in the region.
The Turkish Army already forced Kurdish villages, bordering Syria to be destroyed, pushing the populations into northern Syria.
However, the Israeli terrorist brigades of ISIS tried to derail this democratic development, but lost its proxy war, thanks to the Russian/Iranian involvement.
Turkey on Friday said it needed to see evidence of a pullout by US-backed Kurdish YPG fighters from parts of northern Syria after Syrian Kurdish authorities claimed a withdrawal had taken place.
The semi-autonomous Kurdish administration on Tuesday said its forces started to withdraw from outposts along the Turkish border including the Ras al-Ain area.
Turkey and the US regime this month agreed after difficult negotiations to set up a buffer between the Turkish border and Syrian areas controlled by the YPG. The militia worked closely with the US military against the rule of Damascus.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2019.